By Quibian Salazar-Moreno

      The Grammy nominees were announced yesterday in Los Angeles and Mary J Blige came out on top with the most nominations. Already having just won two American Music Awards and nine Billboard Awards, Mary J. Blige was nominated for eight Grammy awards including the prestigious Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

      Other nominees include Ganrls Barkley, The Roots, T.I., Chamillionaire, Outkast and Lupe Fiasco. The Grammy Awards will air live on February 11 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

 

      Here’s a partial list of the nominees (For a full list, check out GRAMMY) :

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Ring The Alarm
    Beyoncé
    Track from: B’Day
    [Sony Urban Music/Columbia]
  • Be Without You
    Mary J. Blige
    Track from: The Breakthrough
    [Geffen Records]
  • Don’t Forget About Us
    Mariah Carey
    Track from: The Emancipation Of Mimi (Ultra Platinum Edition)
    [Island Records]
  • Day Dreaming
    Natalie Cole
    Track from: Leavin’
    [Verve Records]
  • I Am Not My Hair
    India.Arie
    Track from: Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
    [Motown Records]



 

Category 24

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Heaven
    John Legend
    Track from: Once Again
    [Columbia/GOOD/Sony Urban Music]
  • So Sick
    Ne-Yo
    Track from: In My Own Words
    [Def Jam Recordings]
  • Black Sweat
    Prince
    Track from: 3121
    [Universal Records]
  • I Call It Love
    Lionel Richie
    Track from: Coming Home
    [Island Def Jam Recordings]
  • Got You Home
    Luther Vandross
    [J Records/Epic/Legacy Recordings]



 

Category 25

Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Breezin’
    George Benson & Al Jarreau
    Track from: Givin’ It Up
    [Concord Records/Monster Music]
  • Love Changes
    Jamie Foxx Featuring Mary J. Blige
    Track from: Unpredictable
    [J Records]
  • Everyday (Family Reunion)
    Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams & Carl Thomas
    Track from: Madea’s Family Reunion — Music From The Motion Picture
    [Motown Records]
  • Family Affair
    (Sly & The Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone With Van Hunt
    Track from: Different Strokes By Different Folks
    [Epic/Legacy Recordings]
  • Beautiful, Loved And Blessed
    Prince & Támar
    Track from: 3121
    [Universal Records]



 

Category 26

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Christmas Time Is Here
    Anita Baker
    Track from: Christmas Fantasy
    [Blue Note Records]
  • God Bless The Child
    George Benson & Al Jarreau Featuring Jill Scott
    Track from: Givin’ It Up
    [Concord Records/Monster Music]
  • I Found My Everything
    Mary J. Blige Featuring Raphael Saadiq
    Track from: The Breakthrough
    [Geffen Records]
  • You Are So Beautiful
    Sam Moore Featuring Billy Preston, Zucchero, Eric Clapton & Robert Randolph
    Track from: Overnight Sensational
    [Rhino Entertainment]
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
    The Temptations
    Track from: Reflections
    [New Door Records]



 

Category 27

Best Urban/Alternative Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Crazy
    Gnarls Barkley
    Track from: St. Elsewhere
    [Downtown/Atlantic]
  • That Heat
    Segio Mendes Featuring Erykah Badu & Will.i.am
    Track from: Timeless
    [Concord Records/Hear Music]
  • Mas Que Nada
    Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas
    Track from: Timeless
    [Concord Records/Hear Music/Will.i.am music]
  • Idlewild Blue (Don’t Chu Worry ‘Bout Me)
    Outkast
    Track from: Idlewild
    [La Face Records/Zomba Label Group]
  • 3121
    Prince
    Track from: 3121
    [Universal Records]



 

Category 28

Best R&B Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Be Without You
    Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry, songwriters (Mary J. Blige)
    Track from: The Breakthrough
    [Geffen Records; Publishers: Chrysalis Music, Mary J. Blige Music, Naked Under My Clothes Music, Universal Music Corp., Babyboy's Little Publishing, Jason's Lyrics, Noontime South, Reach Global Tunes, WB Music.]
  • Black Sweat
    Prince, songwriter (Prince)
    Track from: 3121
    [Universal Records; Publisher: Controversy Music.]
  • Deja Vu
    Shawn Carter, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, Makeba, Keli Nicole Price & Delisha Thomas, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z)
    [Sony Urban Music/Columbia; Publishers: Beyoncé Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music, 23000 Music Publishing, Makeba Yoga Flames Music/Janice Combs Publishing/EMI Blackwood, Price Tag, EMI April Music/Carter Boys Publishing.]
  • Don’t Forget About Us
    Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri, songwriters (Mariah Carey)
    Track from: The Emancipation Of Mimi (Ultra Platinum Edition)
    [Island Records; Publishers: Rye Songs, Shaniah Cymone Music, EMI April Music, Babyboy's Little Publishing Company, Noontime South, Naked Under My Clothes, Chrysalis Music.]
  • I Am Not My Hair
    Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders & India Arie Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie)
    Track from: Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
    [Motown Records; Publishers: Gold & Iron Music, Wang Out Music Sony, Combustion Windswept, Noka International/Famous Music.]



 

Category 29

Best R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • The Breakthrough
    Mary J. Blige
    [Geffen Records]
  • Unpredictable
    Jamie Foxx
    [J Records]
  • Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship
    India.Arie
    [Motown Records]
  • 3121
    Prince
    [Universal Republic]
  • Coming Home
    Lionel Richie
    [Island Def Jam Recordings]



 

Category 30

Best Contemporary R&B Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • B’Day
    Beyoncé
    [Sony Urban Music/Columbia]
  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown
    [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]
  • 20 Y.O.
    Janet Jackson
    [Virgin Records]
  • Kelis Was Here
    Kelis
    [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group/Dope Entertainment]
  • In My Own Words
    Ne-Yo
    [Def Jam Recordings]



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Field 7 — Rap

 

Category 31

Best Rap Solo Performance
(For a solo Rap performance. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Touch It
    Busta Rhymes
    Track from: The Big Bang
    [Aftermath/Interscope Records]
  • We Run This
    Missy Elliott
    Track from: The Cookbook
    [Goldmind/Atlantic]
  • Kick, Push
    Lupe Fiasco
    Track from: Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic]
  • Undeniable
    Mos Def
    [Geffen Records]
  • What You Know
    T.I.
    Track from: King
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]



 

Category 32

Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
(For duo, group or collaborative performances of Rap only. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Ridin
    Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone
    [Universal Records]
  • Georgia
    Ludacris & Field Mob (Featuring Jamie Foxx)
    Track from: Ludacris Presents…Disturbing Tha Peace And From Field Mob — Light Poles And Pine Trees
    [DTP/Geffen/Def Jam Recordings]
  • Grillz
    Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp
    Track from: Sweatsuit
    [Universal Records]
  • Mighty "O"
    Outkast
    [La Face/Zomba Label Group]
  • Don’t Feel Right
    The Roots
    [Def Jam Recordings]



 

Category 33

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
(For a Rap/Sung collaborative performance by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)

  • Smack That
    Akon Featuring Eminem
    [SRC/Universal Records]
  • Deja Vu
    Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z
    [Sony Urban Music/Columbia]
  • Shake That
    Eminem Featuring Nate Dogg
    Track from: Curtain Call — The Hits
    [Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records]
  • Unpredictable
    Jamie Foxx Featuring Ludacris
    Track from: Unpredictable
    [J Records]
  • My Love
    Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I.
    Track from: FutureSex/LoveSounds
    [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]



 

Category 34

Best Rap Song
(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist names appear in parenthesis.) Singles or Tracks only.)

  • It’s Goin’ Down
    Chadron Moore & Jasiel Robinson, songwriters (Yung Joc)
    Track from: New Joc City
    [Bad Boy South; Publishers: Granny Man Publishing, Malik/Mekhi Music, Basement Funk, Regina's Son Music.]
  • Kick, Push
    Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco)
    Track from: Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill Music/Heavy as Heaven, 1st & 15th Publishing/Mr. Lopez Music.]
  • Money Maker
    Christopher Bridges & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Ludacris Featuring Pharrell)
    Track from: Release Therapy
    [Disturbing The Peace/Def Jam Recordings; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Waters of Nazareth Publishing.]
  • Ridin
    Anthony Henderson, J. Slainas, O. Salinas & Hakeem Seriki, songwriters
    (Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone)
    [Universal Records; Publishers: Chamilitary Camp Music, Play-N-Skilz Music, EMI Publishing.]
  • What You Know
    A. Davis & Clifford Harris, songwriters; (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson & Curtis Mayfield, songwriters) (T.I.)
    Track from: King
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Club Crown Publishing, Toomp Stone Publishing, Careers-BMG Music, WB Music Corp., Warner-Tamerlane Publishing.]



 

Category 35

Best Rap Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)

  • Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor
    Lupe Fiasco
    [1st & 15th/Atlantic]
  • Release Therapy
    Ludacris
    [Disturbing Tha Peace]
  • In My Mind
    Pharrell
    [Star Trak/Interscope Records]
  • Game Theory
    The Roots
    [Def Jam Recordings]
  • King
    T.I.
    [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

 

 

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
(A Producer’s Award. (Artists names appear in parenthesis.))

  • Howard Benson
    • Every Man For Himself (Hoobastank) (A)
    • Flyleaf (Flyleaf) (A)
    • In With The Out Crowd (Less Than Jake) (A)
    • One-X (Three Days Grace) (A)
    • The Paramour Sessions (Papa Roach) (A)
    • Popaganda (Head Automatica) (A)
    • Saosin (Saosin) (A)
  • T Bone Burnett
    • Thunderbird (Cassandra Wilson) (A)
    • The True False Identity (T Bone Burnett) (A)
    • Walk The Line — Soundtrack (Joaquin Phoenix & Various Artists) (A)
  • Danger Mouse
    • Pieces Of The People We Love (The Rapture) (T)
    • St. Elsewhere (Gnarls Barkley) (A)
  • Rick Rubin
    • American V: A Hundred Highways (Johnny Cash) (A)
    • God’s Gonna Cut You Down (Johnny Cash) (T)
    • Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (A)
    • Taking The Long Way (Dixie Chicks) (A)
    • 12 Songs (Neil Diamond) (A)
  • Will.i.am
    • About You (Mary J. Blige Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
    • Big Girls Don’t Cry (Fergie) (T)
    • Damn Girl (Justin Timberlake Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
    • I Am Somebody (Santana Featuring Will.i.am) (T)
    • I Love My B**** (Busta Rhymes Featuring Kelis & Will.i.am) (T)
    • Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas) (T)
    • Timeless (Sergio Mendes) (A)

 

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